Campus Tours

We’re excited to show you around campus! But before you come, we ask that you read the details carefully for each tour. Please do not make travel arrangements until after you have registered and received your confirmation. Walk-ins are not permitted. If you have questions about your Visit Bucky tour registration, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at or 608-262-3961. If you have questions about your campus visit, please contact us at 608-263-2400 or Ask Bucky.

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Admitted, Prospective and Transfer Undergraduate Student Visits

These campus visits provide an opportunity to explore UW–Madison with the guidance of an admissions counselor and/or student tour guide. Half-day visits include an Admission Information Session and Campus
Tour. Stand-alone tours are also available.

Campus Tour App

This student-narrated tour includes information about buildings, academics, transportation, housing, and all things surrounding the student experience. This is a great way to acquaint yourself with campus in person or remotely.

Specialty Youth Group Tours

Our office can schedule group tours for 6-12 grade students. Current student tour guides will lead a fast-paced, 60 or 75 minute campus tour that highlights UW–Madison's history, traditions, academic excellence, our dynamic campus & student life.

Adult Group Campus Tours

Campus walking tours (45 to 75 minutes in length) are available for adult groups visiting UW–Madison (i.e. alumni group, civic group, conference participants, foreign delegation, etc.).

Student Tour Guide showing prospective students and guests Lake Mendota, pictured in the background, while standing on the Memorial Union Terrace.

Campus Tours

Explore campus through a guided tour. These 75-minute tours of campus are led by experienced student tour guides and highlight campus life, academics and the history of the university. They are offered various weekdays and on weekends.

First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour

The First Nations Cultural Landscape Tour seeks to bring awareness to the historic and contemporary Indigeneity of Teejop, the place now known as Madison, WI, through place-based learning about the Four Lakes region. Questions: